Lower Twisp River Side Channel Acq.

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement Instream Habitat Land or Easement Acquisition Wetland
Project ID00-1676 AR
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date05/01/2001
End Date12/31/2002
Year2001
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


This project proposes to acquire, preserve and restore portions of sensitive side channel habitat adjacent to the Twisp River. Side channel and rearing habitat are identified as limiting factors for Spring and Summer Chinook, Bull Trout,and Steelhead in the Methow Watershed. The property historically provided off-channel rearing and over-wintering for salmon species.

This acquisition will permanently preserve and protect approximately 9 1/2 acres of land that provide spawning and rearing habitat for listed and threatened salmon. Acquisition creates opportunity for restoration, enhancement, and educational activities.

This project will restore and increase off-channel spawning and rearing habitat for salmon. The project is supported by the Town, landowners and compliments other recovery projects in the Methow Basin. The restoration includes re-connecting the historic river channel through ponds that were developed after the installation of the Corp of Engineers dike in the early 1970s. Stream channels will connect the ponds on the associated properties and to the river on the downstream side and piping of an irrigation canal and new fish screen with fish bypass will be installed on the upstream side to provide more reliable supply of water to the channels.

Project Benefit    


The goal of the project is to protect and connect isolated habitat to increase the range and distribution of salmon. The objective of the project is to protect and increase access to freshwater in-stream side channels, oxbows, and other channels.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .30 .30
Land Acquisition
  Acres Acquired or Protected 9.4 9.5
  Stream Bank Miles Acquired
  or Protected
.65 .30
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed 1
  Miles Opened .30

Funding Details

SourceFunds
State$239,626
Other$137,334
Report Total:$376,960


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Worksites

1-Upstream end    


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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Upper Columbia
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 48.36705341
  • Longitude: -120.13211452

ESU

  • Upper Columbia River Summer- and Fall-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Upper Columbia River Steelhead DPS
  • Upper Columbia River Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 207,840.77
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .33
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      not known
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding 69,280.26
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible .30
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 1
      •      . . . . C.2.c.1 Fish passage blockages removed or altered (other than road crossings reported in C.2.f to C.2.i)Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.c.2 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers removed/altered 1
      •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 69,280.26
        •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .30
        •      . . . . C.4.c.1 Channel reconfiguration and connectivityY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.2 Type of change to channel configuration and connectivity (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.3 Miles of stream treated for channel reconfiguration and connectivity .00
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .30
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 1.2
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 6
        •      . . . . C.4.e.1 Streambank stabilization Y (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.e.2 Material Used For Streambank Stabilization (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.e.3 Miles of streambank stabilized .60
        •      . . C.8 Wetland ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.8.a Wetland funding 69,280.26
          •      . . . . C.8.b Total acres of wetland area treated .0
          •      . . . . C.8.d.1 Wetland plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.8.d.2
              Species (scientific) name(s) of wetland plants removed
              N/A
            •      . . . . . . C.8.d.3 Acres of wetland treated .0
          •      . . . . C.8.f.1 Artificial wetland createdY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.8.f.2 Artificial wetland acres created .0
          •      . . C.10 Land or Easement AcquisitionY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . C.10.a Land acquisition funding 170,770.00
            •      . . . . C.10.b Habitat treatments applied (LOV)
            •      . . . . C.10.c.1 Acquisition or lease of land, wetland or estuarine area for conservationY (Y/N)
              •      . . . . . . C.10.c.2 Type of acquisition to protect habitat (LOV)
              •      . . . . . . C.10.c.3 Type of property protected (LOV)
              •      . . . . . . C.10.c.4 Date of expiration of protection12/31/9999 (mm/dd/yyyy)
              •      . . . . . . C.10.c.5 Miles of streambank protected by land or easement acquisition .65
              •      . . . . . . C.10.c.6 Acres of land, wetland or estuarine area acquired 9.4